Binocular Multispectral Adaptive Imaging System (BMAIS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-6960
Agency Tracking Number: F083-015-0741
Amount: $99,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-015
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
One Ivybrook Boulevard, Suite 190, Warminster, PA, 18974
DUNS: 186002226
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wesley Sheridan
 VP Product Development
 (215) 658-0500
 sheridanw@gosage.com
Business Contact
 Julius Olita
Title: President
Phone: (215) 658-0500
Email: olitaj@gosage.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed system is a helmet mounted system that will incorporate a visible, near infrared, and short wave infrared (Vis/NIR/SWIR) camera technology with dual imaging lenses placed just above the operators eyes. The BMAIS is expected to provide high resolution multi-spectral imagery to pilots and to  operational personnel with similar requirements. The intention is to provide the combination of binocular field of view and light weight/low moment arm that will allow for a possible replacement for PNVG systems that rely on image intensifier (I2) technology. The Sage Team will use recent developments in SWIR digital FPA technology combined with advanced image displays, and a small powerful image processor chip. The result will be a small binocular device that is expected to provide about 40° by 40° FOV with resolution comparable to the GEN IV NVGs. while providing sensitivity for 24/7 vision enhancement capability. The system is fully digital allowing image enhancement algorithms and fusion of other sensor suites such as FLWIR, other symbology, and lower weight. BENEFIT: Sage foresees that the BMAIS has potential in four distinct markets: Military, Government Agencies, Municipal, and Commercial. The Military market has the need for enhanced night vision sensor capabilities, advanced reconnaissance sensors and combat infantry augmented night vision. Government Agencies in both Law Enforcement and Covert Operations have needs for enhanced night vision capabilities as used by the military. Border monitoring and perimeter protection for Government facilities throughout the world will make good use of the BMAIS. Police and SWAT surveillance and intrusion tasks will be enhanced by the use of the BMAIS. First responders can use this technology to quickly provide SWIR functions in cases of natural or terrorist disasters. The Commercial market for the BMAIS will be primarily for perimeter defense of strategic facilities, such as nuclear plants and volatile material manufacturing plants.

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